You have probably heard of Botox injections. Many celebrities get them to reduce the impact of aging on their skin.
Did you know that Botox is available for nearly anyone? You don’t have to be a world-famous movie star to enjoy the anti-aging benefits of Botox.
At Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE MedSpa, we perform Botox injections for patients who want to look more youthful. This procedure is simple and effective, and we can’t wait to help you smooth your complexion!
What Is Botox?
Botox is a neuromodulator formula that has been used for decades to smooth wrinkles and fine lines.
Neuromodulators are special proteins that block nerve signals sent to your facial muscles. When your facial muscles move in the same ways repeatedly, dynamic wrinkles develop. Botox slows or stops this movement to prevent and smooth facial lines and creases.
Every neuromodulator formula is temporary, including Botox. You can expect to schedule maintenance Botox treatments every few months.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Your Botox results will last for between three and six months. The exact time frame depends on how quickly your body metabolizes the neuromodulator formula.
When you start to notice fine lines reappearing, it is time to make another appointment for Botox injections. The procedure is quick and convenient, making it a great choice for busy professionals.
Wrinkles that Botox Can Treat
Most people develop wrinkles and fine lines in several areas of their faces and necks. Botox is one of the most comprehensive wrinkle treatments, which means that it can address wrinkles in multiple areas.
When you raise your eyebrows, frown, or scowl, your forehead and eyebrow areas can form wrinkles.
Botox temporarily paralyzes the muscles around your forehead and eyebrows to prevent dynamic movements. Your vertical and horizontal forehead lines will become smoother as a result.
The wrinkles that form around the corners of your eyes are known as crow’s feet. They form when you smile and laugh over the years.
While crow’s feet are a sign that you have enjoyed your life, you probably don’t want these wrinkles to last forever. Botox smooths the corners of your eyes to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet.
With fewer wrinkles around your eyes, you will look brighter, more awake, and more youthful.
Upper Lip Wrinkles
Often known as smoker’s lines, the wrinkles that form on your upper lip can come from many things. For example, using a straw can create the same muscle movements as smoking.
If you want to reduce your lip wrinkles, Botox is a great solution. You will still be able to smile authentically as the formula smooths the fine lines around your mouth.
Many patients with aging skin experience muscle bands around their necks. These wrinkles can age your appearance greatly and are difficult to get rid of with topical products.
Botox injections target the muscles that stand out on your neck to reduce their visibility and restore youthfulness to your appearance. With a smooth neck, you can look and feel your best!
How We Administer Botox Injections
The Botox injection process is simple. We numb the targeted areas with ice so that you do not feel the injections as we administer them.
Once your face is numb, we inject the Botox formula into the targeted muscles. Depending on the severity of your wrinkles, you may need fewer or more injections than the average patient.
Most Botox appointments take 30 to 45 minutes at most. Once we have administered the injections, we will offer you more ice in case you need it. You are free to leave as soon as your appointment is over; there is no downtime associated with Botox treatments.
After Your Botox Treatments
It takes a few days for the neuromodulator formula to take effect. Within three to seven days of your appointment, you will see the full results of your Botox injections.
You can wear makeup and apply skin care products immediately after your treatment. We recommend keeping ice on hand in case you need it in the days following your appointment.
We also recommend keeping up with a healthy skin care routine between appointments. Taking care of your skin will help keep your complexion youthful and smooth, further enhancing your results.
The Benefits of Botox Treatments
So why should you choose Botox to relax your wrinkles?
Topical skin care products alone are typically not enough to produce the youthful, smooth results patients want. Botox offers far more impressive benefits than any over-the-counter lotion can deliver.
FDA-Approved and Effective
The FDA has approved Botox for wrinkle reduction. This means that you can trust that your injections have been thoroughly tested and were shown to be effective. Neuromodulator formulas have been studied extensively, and they are used very frequently for cosmetic purposes.
Since Botox appointments are so short, you do not have to make much time for them. If you have a busy schedule, this is a great benefit. We will schedule your appointments during times that work best for you.
We cannot reverse the aging process, but we can slow down the visible effects of aging on your skin. Instead of treating your skin at the surface, Botox targets the facial muscles responsible for creating dynamic wrinkles, making it more effective than many other aesthetic treatments.
Get Botox Injections in Glen Burnie, MD
At Maryland Plastic Surgery and PURE Medspa, we serve patients in the Glen Burnie, MD area. If you are in or around this location, book your appointment today!